8 Things to Know About the New Apple Pencil

Apple this week announced a new lower-cost Apple Pencil compatible with all iPad models equipped with a USB-C port. It launches in early November and will be sold alongside the original Apple Pencil and the second-generation Apple Pencil.

8 New Apple Pencil Features

Key Facts About the New Apple Pencil

  1. It has a similar design as the Apple Pencil 2, but with a USB-C port hidden under a sliding cap for charging and pairing over a USB-C cable.
  2. It is compatible with all iPad models equipped with a USB-C port.
  3. It attaches magnetically to compatible iPads, including the tenth-generation iPad, but it does not support wireless charging or wireless pairing.
  4. Unlike the Apple Pencil 2, the new model lacks pressure sensitivity on an iPad screen, a double-tap gesture for switching between drawing tools, and the option for personal engraving at the time of purchase.
  5. It supports the Apple Pencil hover feature when used with the latest iPad Pro models, released in October 2022.
  6. It weighs roughly the same as the Apple Pencil 2, but it is around 7% shorter.
  7. In the U.S., it costs $79 for the general public and $69 for students. This is cheaper than the first two generations of the Apple Pencil, which remain available for $99 and $129, respectively.
  8. It launches in early November. Apple has not provided a specific release date.

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Top Rated Comments

StudioMacs Avatar
26 weeks ago

You forgot number 9!

9: Will cost an arm and a leg…
At $69-$79, your arms and legs must be cheaper than most…
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icymountain Avatar
26 weeks ago
How to turn your product line into a mess, lesson 101.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
26 weeks ago
1. Unnecessary
2. Confusing
3. Vista edition of the Apple Pencil
4. Whats the point really? No pun
5. Really, another one?
6. Its a pencil for G** sakes!
7. If this what you call innovation, I'm concerned.
8. Back to the drawing board please.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AlinomyTomy Avatar
26 weeks ago
Is it true Jon Stewart got fired because he was about to do an ep about what an insanely lousy value this stylus is?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mystery hill Avatar
26 weeks ago
10. Unlike the Apple Pencil 1st gen, the new model lacks pressure sensitivity.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
26 weeks ago
For what this does I think it's objectively a poor value. While you can't, to my knowledge, get knockoffs of the full-featured second-generation Pencil with magnetic charging, you can get magnetic styluses for $25 that are functionally equivalent to this one, but with much better battery life per charge.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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